liberated mind

im tired of ppl sayin theyre liberal tolerant open-minded motherfuckers or whatever the hell else u say and then treat ppl with the bare minimum of decency like idc that u were never taught to learn how to “handle” this stuff go teach yourself i wanna live my life without constantly feeling like i have to educate every #Ally

Though much he recites the Sacred Texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who counts others’ kine. He has no share in the fruits of the Holy Life.

Though little he recites the Sacred texts, but acts according to the teaching, forsaking lust, hatred and ignorance, truly knowing, with mind well-liberated, clinging to naught here and hereafter, he shares the fruits of the Holy Life.

– The Buddha, Yamaka Vagga (The Twin Verses)

If you think you're open-minded and you:

•Block out people’s opinions (including a cis/straight/white person’s)
•Make no attempt to learn about the other side of an opinion (including transphobia/homophobia for ex: do no research to understand WHY the majority of people who feel that way do)
•React negatively to an opinion that isnt yours (including a transphobic or homophobic one ex: *transphobic person comments ‘trans isnt real’* you: YOU ARE SO DUMB KYS IDIOT instead of educating them and being mature)
•Tell people to walk in only one person’s shoes when you refuse to walk in another’s (ex: *abortion* Tell someone to walk in the baby’s shoes but when someone says to walk in the parent’s shoes, you ignore it)
•Or attempt to hurt someone for being transphobic/homophobic right off the bat instead of trying to understand where they are coming from

You are not open-minded. You are just as close-minded about your opinion as a transohobe or homophobe is about their opinion.
Try to educate them about the topic, try to understand what they dont understand most about the topic, and work from there. If they choose to be ignorant, thats their problem, and its so sad and frustrating, but hate isn’t the answer and it may be what they want to get out of you anyway.

This is dangerous.

Threatening to silence an iconic liberal college because of protest against a speaker who is exactly the opposite of the school. Inviting an editor an chief from Breitbart, a hate mongering wannabe news blog, deserved that exact reaction. To pretend like there was going to be fair and equal dialogue is bullshit and plays the role of victim on Yiannopoulos’s part. You chose to go into the dragons den, don’t be mad you got burned. You bring racist, fascist ideas to a campus full of liberal minded, democracy prone, diverse students YES THEY WILL DRAG YOU.

But this continued threat to suppress protest is deeply anti democratic, and borders on parallels with Nazi Germany. There are states proposing that protesters may get real jail time, or be allowed to be murdered by motorists. These are dangerous times.

I’m proud of you UCB. May you lead the way for other campus’s.

does anyone else see josh on the street as a parallel to the heathens vid?

tyler sees josh, who is busy drumming and doesn’t even seem to notice him. he just continues drumming as light flares up around him - meanwhile tyler’s motif is dark, shade, and black colors

and when he runs into josh the flames begin to get brighter and the scene wilder and as tyler breaks out of the car everything is liberating - just like in the prison when he gets his yellow suit on 

and does anyone notice when everything goes back to normal, and tyler looks disenchanted again, josh isnt there - and maybe that’s because in both videos, tyler imagined josh as a coping mechanism and a manifestation of liberation from his mind,

A cultivated mind - I do not mean that of a philosopher, but any mind to which the fountains of knowledge have been opened, and which has been taught, in any tolerable degree, to exercise its faculties - finds sources of inexhaustible interest in all that surrounds it; in the objects of nature, the achievements of art, the imaginations of poetry, the incidents of history, the ways of mankind, past and present, and their prospects in the future.
—  J. S. Mill, Utilitarianism
Yourself.

Please, love yourself, trust yourself, believe in yourself, be kind to yourself, be patient with yourself, work hard for yourself, better yourself, treat yourself, create yourself, flaunt yourself and be at peace with yourself. Everything that is happening to you right now is part of your journey, your dreams and aspirations are manifesting as you read this so stay positive and grateful for where you are now, what you have enjoy it and look forward to what’s to come. You are still growing, you will never stop growing. Let yourself express how you feel, let yourself love, let yourself be honest. Authenticity is essential, kindness is essential, consideration is essential, compassion is essential, to other people and yourself. Your offerings, talents, gifts, passions, skills and being is important. Your mind and your soul are powerful, keep them connected so you are in alignment with your true and higher self, the universe and god hear your thoughts and will guarantee it, bad or good so be mindful of your thoughts. Trust your progress! And do everything you can when you can, it will lead to opportunities, success and things you never thought you were capable of doing and going. Acceptance comes change. Let yourself rest when you need to. Make a difference, for the world and yourself.

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ID #22440

Name: Gabriela
Age: 18
Country: USA

Hello everyone! I’m a first year college student and have always loved the idea of having a pen pal! I’m very liberal and open-minded. I’m majoring in Mathematics and enjoy my time reading, watching YouTube/Netflix, knitting, and doing word searches. Hope you all have a nice day! :)

Preferences: Any age is fine :)

Please no bigots/anti-LBGT/etc.

I would prefer to talk online (texting or messaging on any social media platform)

Preferably someone who speaks English